Main points of view

Main points of view
The conference will provide three main points of view towards this aim:

1) Making: The materiality and the knowledge. This point of view will focus on the activity, that is, changing and influencing something to become something else. The focus is on the maker as actor, as the one that makes, learns and teaches something about and in the material. Knowledge as active process, knowledge as change, the changeability of the materials, are key concepts reflecting this point of view.

2) Materiality: The experienced materiality and the knowledge. This point of view presents a focus on the experience of making, of being a maker, the experience of the materials, the materiality and the experience of knowledge in the making. The experience may be conscious or unconscious, and this point of view can address both the content of this experience and/or the conditions for it. A large panel debate will investigate the question: “What does the making activity in materials entail for man?”

3) Knowledge: The explorative materiality and knowledge. This point of view will focus on both the making, as process and exploration in itself, and research this making in materials. Research methodological questions and the science theoretical foundations for these questions will be central of this point of view. A panel debate will investigate this theme further.